The Mystic Krewe Of Apollo De Lafayette's 38th Annual Bal Masque was held at the Cajundome Convention Center Saturday evening and as usual, it was a spectacular night of entertainment, excitement, and pageantry.  Like fine wine, this event gets better and better with age.  The venue was completely sold out!

As you read this article, preparations are already being made for next year's Apollo ball.  That's what make the Apollo ball such a spectacle.  Costumes take months to design, with most being worked on until just seconds before they hit the stage.  From ticket sales to seating from sound to lighting, it is an overwhelming undertaking for those who have chosen to take on the job, in addition to their regular real world jobs.

JayCee from 99.9 KTDY was the emcee for the event.  He and I were at rehearsal Friday night.  In honor of the Krewe's wishes, we did not publish any video or pics until now.  This year's theme was Apollo Comic Book.

The Falcon Mr. National Apollo 2013 Alton Prejean

Mr. Freeze Bal Masque Barrett Bertrand

Ritchie Rich Brad Duhon

Ritchie Rich Brad Duhon And Scooby Do Bal Masque Honor Court James Dauzart

Test Run For Ritchie And Scooby

Poison Ivy Bal Masque Honor Court Emmanuel Gumbs

Betty Boop Bal Masque Honor Court Bob Pastor

Betty Boop During The Actual Show

Star Trek Bal Masque Lieutenant David Moore

Star Trek Bal Masque Lieutenant David Moore And Princes Leia Sean Marlow

Test Run For Star Wars

Lil Dots Bal Masque Honor Court Ted Viator And The Dotettes

Cat Woman Miss National Apollo 2014 Kenli Andrews And The Joker Bal Masque Co-Captain Darrell Fruge'

King Apollo XXXVII Mitch Reed

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Queen Apollo XXXVIII Kindrick Benoit

Staff Photo

Months of dance rehearsals, hundreds of thousands of dollars in feathers, and hundreds of hours in manpower paid off.  Apollo's 38 Annual Bal Masque was worth every cent spent on a ticket.

The night concluded with a huge dance party that filled the entire Convention Center with an elaborate light show.

The Krewe of Apollo takes pride in everything they do, and when it comes to helping and embracing our community, they deliver.  Let's be sure to take care of each other, be nice and continue to support a Mardi Gras krewe that believes in God, loves Acadiana and believes dreams can come true... so dream big!